Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
|Chap. 660||Federal Highway Act.
42 Stat., 215, amended.
|Chap. 660||Federal aid increased to State, with unappropriated public lands and nontaxable Indian lands, exceeding 5 per cent of area.|
|Chap. 660||Amount by State, to be expended on other projects.|
|Sec. 2||Planting of shade trees to be included in project specifications.
42 Stat., 214.
|Sec. 3||Federal funds may be increased by mileage of roads in national forests, etc.|
|Sec. 4||Allowance in small municipalities.|
|Sec. 4||Proviso. Expenditures for bridge construction limited.|
|Sec. 5||Inconsistent acts repealed.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 11 of the Federal Highway Act, approved November 9, 1921 (Forty-second Statutes at Large, page 212), as amended or supplemented, be further amended by adding at the end of the second paragraph thereof the following:
"And provided futher, That in the case of any State captaining unappropriated public lands and nontaxable Indian lands, individual and tribal, exceeding 5 per centum of the total area of all lands in the State in which the population, as shown by the latest available Federal census, does not exceed ten per square mile of area, the Secretary of Agriculture, upon request from the State highway department of such State, may increase the share payable by the United States to any percentage up to and including the whole cost on projects on the primary system of Federal-aid highways and on projects on the secondary system when the latter is a continuation of a route on the primary system or directly connects with a route on the primary system of an adjoining State, but such State shall allocate and expend during the same fiscal year upon some other project or projects on the Federal-aid system, under the direction of the secretary of Agriculture, the amount it would have been required to expend upon such project."
In every case in which, in the judgment of the Secretary of Agriculture and the highway department of the State in question, it shall be practicable to plant and maintain shade trees along the highways authorized by said Act of November 9, 1921 and by this Act, the planting of such trees shall be included in the specifications provided in section 8 of said Act of November 9, 1921.
The system of Federal-aid highways on which Federal funds may be expended in any State may exceed 7 per centum of the total
highway mileage of such State by the mileage of roads on said system within national forest, Indian, or other Federal reservations therein.
Federal funds may be expended on that portion of a highway or street within a municipality having a population of two thousand five hundred or more, along which from a point on the corporate limits inwardly the houses average more than two hundred feet apart; Provided, That no Federal funds shall be expended for the construction of any bridge within or partly within any municipality having a population of more than thirty thousand, as shown by the latest available Federal or State census; but this limitation shall not apply in the case of an interstate bridge, including approaches, connecting such municipality in one State with a point in an adjoining State which may be within a municipality having a population of not more than ten thousand.
All Acts or parts of Acts in any way inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed, and this Act shall tape effect on its passage.
Approved, May 21, 1928.